April 1 Deadline is Fast Approaching for 2014 Property Tax Appeals

Yes, you have the right to challenge your municipal tax assessment if it is significantly too high.  Moreover, most municipal tax appeals are handled on a contingency fee basis.

Local tax assessors in every municipality across New Jersey will be, or already have notified taxpayers by mail, usually via a 3 x 5 post card, of your 2014 assessment of every parcel of real estate in that municipality.  These assessments must reflect fair market value.

Wells, Jaworski & Liebman, LLP (“WJ&L”) is offering a complimentary evaluation to help determine if a municipal tax appeal can reduce your tax obligations.  An appeal from the 2014 assessment must be filed on or before April 1, 2014, unless the assessment is the result of a municipal revaluation or reassessment, in which case a later deadline may apply.  Appeals are filed with the local County Board of Taxation, except where the assessment exceeds $1,000,000.  In that scenario, an appeal can be filed directly with the New Jersey Tax Court.

WJ&L has a combined experience of over thirty years of representation in real estate tax matters.  Our Real Estate Valuation Litigation Group has appeared as counsel of record for both property owners and municipal taxing authorities in numerous precedent-setting cases, involving complex real estate value litigation concerning commercial, industrial, special purpose and residential properties. 

For a complimentary evaluation to determine the viability of your 2014 municipal tax appeal challenge or for additional information concerning municipal property tax assessment in general, please contact Kenneth A. Porro, Esq. at kporro@wellslaw.com or call (201) 587-0888.

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